Fractal Design does it again, we have another solid case. With the Vector RS it seems like Fractal Design was able to fuse together sleek elements like tempered glass and RGB with a very smart and quality internal design. The best part about it is that it is not “RGB in your face”, but rather a very sleek design and a case I would love to have sitting on my desk.
As I mentioned you are getting tempered glass here with two large panels (top & side), but also the inlay on the front of the case as well. Fractal Design is one of the few companies who have done tempered glass right, fusing a piece of tempered glass onto a frame of a normal side panel. That way it feels and acts like a normal panel. So removing it and putting it back on is not some chore. The top tempered glass panel is nice, but definitely limits cooling. That’s why it is great that Fractal Design includes the top fan / radiator bracket, top filter, ventilated top panel. This way you can choose if you want glass or cooling.
Talking about cooling Fractal Design does included three of their Dynamic X2 GP-14 140 mm cooling fan and their Nexus+ PWM fan hub. These three fans do provide enough cooling for most people, but you have quite a lot of cooling options in this case not only for fans, but water cooling hardware as well.
We’ve seen so many cases with the RGB fans in the front, Fractal Design even did it with their Define S2 Vision RGB, but it is very refreshing to see just the ARGB strip on the front and top of the case. This strip actually accents the angular design of the panels.
One of the big things with this case is storage, by default you have room for eight hard drives, which is quite a lot for a mid-tower. On top of that you can add more trays to make the total storage 13 hard drives! Both the larger trays and the SSD trays are both metal and removable, which makes installing your drives quite easy. Another cool thing is that the entire front section of the case is modular, meaning you can remove it if you are not using it. This will give you more space in the main compartment of the case.
Thinking about it there really is not much bad I can say about this case. It is a Fractal Design case that gives you a ton of storage, balances elegance and flashy elements perfects, and of course has that quality that we expect from Fractal Design. Right now this case is selling for $179.99 at our favorite online retailer, which we feel is a fair price for what you are getting. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Fractal Design Vector RS Case a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Elegant design with the angular panels
– Room for 8 hard drives by default
– Three included 140 mm fans plus controller
– Two tempered glass panels
– ARGB strip really sets the case off
– Modular storage design
– Easy installation
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